League Cup Quarter-Final

Bristol City 2:1 Manchester United

Bristol 2:1 Man Utd

Ashton Gate Stadium

Date:
Wed, 20 December 2017
Kick-off:
8:00 pm GMT
Status:

Closed

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dec 16, 2017
    #1

    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    0
    [​IMG] .....VS..[​IMG]


    Date - Wednesday, December 20 2017
    Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
    Venue - Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol


    [​IMG]

    League Cup form guide

    Manchester United: WW

    Bristol City: WWWW


    All-Time League Cup Record

    Manchester United wins: 0
    Bristol City wins: 0
    Draws: 0


    Pre Match Pressers

    José Mourinho


    Lee Johnson



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Eric Bailly doubtful.


    Bristol City

    Gary O'Neil, Jens Hegeler, Famara Diedhiou and Eros Pisano ruled out. Callum O'Dowda doubtful.


    Know the opposition

    [​IMG]

    Bristol City Football Club (nicknamed The Robins), is a English professional association football club based in Bristol. The club was founded in 1894 as Bristol South End and changed their name to Bristol City on adopting professionalism three years later when they were admitted into the Southern League. Finishing as runners-up in three of the first four seasons, in 1900 the club amalgamated with local Southern League rivals Bedminster F.C., who had been founded as Southville in 1887. City joined the Football League in 1901 when they became only the third club south of Birmingham (following in the footsteps of Woolwich Arsenal and Luton Town) to perform in the competition. Their first game in the Football League was on 7 September 1901 at Bloomfield Road, when Blackpool were beaten 2–0. Bristol City won the Welsh Cup – despite being an English club – in 1934. In 1907 they finished runners-up in Football League Division One, which is their highest ever final position.

    In 1909 they lost the FA Cup final to Manchester United, their only final. Since relegation in 1911, however, they only returned to the top division from 1976 to 1980 and did not contend for any honours then. In 1982, Bristol City became the first English club to suffer three consecutive relegations. They were promoted to the Football League Championship in the 2006–07 season after finishing second in League One but failed to make a second consecutive promotion to the Premier League after they were defeated by Hull City in the 2008 Football League Championship play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. With victories in 1986, 2003 and 2015, Bristol City are now the most successful team in the Football League Trophy. The team's main rivals are Bristol Rovers in the Bristol derby and Cardiff City in the Severnside derby, along with other regional teams in the West Country derby. And they play their home games at the Ashton Gate stadium.


    Referee

    Mike Dean.​
  2. Dec 17, 2017
    #2

    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    81,418
    Romero

    Darmian Lindelof Rojo Shaw
    Herrera McTominay
    Rashford Lingard Martial
    Zlatan​

    or, if Zlatan isn't fit to start a game have Rashford up front and Mkhitaryan at RW. Important to rest our first choice defence and midfield anyway then use the three subs on the players behind the striker so Mata, Mkhitaryan and maybe a little runout for Pogba if all goes well.

    For the away game to Leicester City afterwards I'd then go (if Valencia isn't fit):

    De Gea

    Young Smalling Jones Shaw
    Matic Pogba
    Mata Lingard Martial
    Lukaku
    Would prefer three man midfield of Matic, Pogba and Mata with Lingard behind Martial and Lukaku front two.
  3. Dec 17, 2017
    #3

    Havak Pokemon master

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,688
    Location:
    Salford, Manchester
    I think it's time Mkhitaryan got a chance to start again, along with Shaw and Ibrahimovic if fit enough. McTominay will start, and I think Tuanzebe will be involved. Could be three at the back or three in midfield, Blind also has a chance to start in either of those.

    Romero
    Darmian Lindelof Rojo Shaw
    Tuanzebe Herrera McTominay
    Mkhitaryan Ibrahimovic Martial​
  4. Dec 17, 2017
    #4

    Magnus Another mad swede

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,475
    Location:
    Balcony BB and after that W3106
    MkHitaryan is off.
    Romero
    Tuanzebe Lindelöf Smalling Shaw
    Pogba Herrera
    Gomes Wilson Martial
    Zlatan
  5. Dec 17, 2017
    #5

    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    81,418
    Bristol are in the top three in the Championship. Gomes and Wilson won't start and would be surprised if either are on the bench.
  6. Dec 17, 2017
    #6

    nemanja15 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    4,313
    Location:
    Amidst those squeaky bums.
    Pogba will play, our midfield is knackered. McTominay alongside. Fully expect Romero, Lindelof, Shaw and Martial to start as well. I'm sure if Mourinho thinks Ibrahimovic can play at least an hour he'll start too, Lukaku looked out of juice in the second half as well today.
  7. Dec 17, 2017
    #7

    Bwuk Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    10,854
    Location:
    Dunfermline, Fife
    Romero
    Tuanzebe - Lindelof - Blind
    Darmian - Herrera - McTominay - Pogba - Shaw
    Zlatan - Martial​
  8. Dec 17, 2017
    #8

    RedPed Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    6,699
    Yeah not a chance in hell for that line up. Will be good to see Pogba get a run out again though. Would like to see Ibra starting. Should be a good game. Bristol have been no mugs this season.
  9. Dec 17, 2017
    #9

    el3mel Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    23,916
    Location:
    Egypt
    That should be fun without any stress.

    Romero
    Darmian - Tuanzepe - Lindelof - Shaw
    Scott - Herrera - Pogba
    Lingard - Zlatan - Martial​

    If Zlatan is still unfit, then Rashford.
  10. Dec 17, 2017
    #10

    Man-United Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2003
    Messages:
    14,365
    I reckon we will see Martial or Rashford upfront. Something is not correct with Zlatan still, just played 75? minutes since his return a month ago. Mata to be rested after playing 90 today, no Matic either. Lukaku on the bench, Romero in goal.
  11. Dec 17, 2017
    #11

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    9,684
    Location:
    Leyland
    Someone said Kehinde was training with the first team, wonder if he might get a cameo in this match.
  12. Dec 17, 2017
    #12

    Ban Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Messages:
    20,579
    Location:
    Zagreb, HR
    Rest Matić and Lukaku. For the rest I don't care tbh.
  13. Dec 17, 2017
    #13

    Todd Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,322
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    Bristol City is a Premier League team? When did that happen?

    Just glad to have Pogba back
  14. Dec 17, 2017
    #14

    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    36,522
    Location:
    in your closet, in your head
    Hopefully the Bristol City gifs thread doesn't get updated
  15. Dec 17, 2017
    #15

    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2015
    Messages:
    3,008
    Try to play mkhi..jose
  16. Dec 17, 2017
    #16

    Red Devil Rising New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    569
    Like Shaw to get some minutes. Valencia may be out for awhile so Young on the right and Shaw on the left may be the way to go. Rojo is a diaster at left back.
  17. Dec 17, 2017
    #17

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2015
    Messages:
    2,943
    Location:
    Wales
    Jose has to rest some key players, here. Even without them, we've got enough in the tank to win in some shape or form, probably in boring/conservative fashion but who cares at this stage:

    ------------------------Romero------------------------------
    ----------Lindelof---------Smalling------------Rojo--------------
    Darmian---------------------------------------------Shaw
    -----------------Herrera----------McTominay---------------
    --------------------------Lingard-----------------------------
    ---------Rashford---------------------Martial------------------

    SUBS - Zlatan (Rashford), Mata (Lingard), Tuanzebe (Smalling).

    Bristol City 1 - 3 Man United
    Rashford, Lingard, Martial.

  18. Dec 17, 2017
    #18

    Ballache Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    15,811
    Location:
    Stockholm/Beirut
    Romero
    Shaw
    VNL
    Rojo
    Darmian
    Herrera
    McTominay
    Martial
    Lingard
    Mata
    Rashford

    Matic and Lukaku really need a rest, Shaw needs more match fitness in case Valencia is out fir while.
  19. Dec 17, 2017
    #19

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    1,922
    League games are relatively easy to predict the line up. This will be very tricky. Should be wholesale changes given the number of games we have coming up.
  20. Dec 17, 2017
    #20

    Mickson Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    927
    Location:
    Vidal's knee
    I really wan't to see Tuanzebe this time. No excuses Mourinho.

    Romero
    Tuanzebe, Lindelöf, Rojo
    Darmian, McTominay, Pogba, Shaw
    Rashford, Martial
    Zlatan
  21. Dec 17, 2017
    #21

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    30,254
    I'd play Pogba, he loves playing and getting 65 minutes orn so in is legs wont hurt. If Mkhi doesn't make this squad then I think he's gone in January.

    [​IMG]
  22. Dec 17, 2017
    #22

    jackofalltrades Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,134
    I've read that too. No idea how good he is though. Others will be able to give an overview.
  23. Dec 17, 2017
    #23

    minoo-utd Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    7,613
    Location:
    Egypt.
    Romero, Lindelof,Pogba,Zlatan and Shaw to play.
  24. Dec 17, 2017
    #24

    SATA Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    9,252
    Location:
    We all love United
    Should Jose risk Pogba here and give him some game time? Or wrap him up ready for the next league game?
  25. Dec 17, 2017
    #25

    JB08 Searches for nude pics of Marcos Rojo

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    6,067
    Location:
    Bristol
    Supports:
    Purchasing Kalidou Koulibaly
    Finally, after years of waiting, I get to see United play in Bristol. Can't wait :drool:
  26. Dec 17, 2017
    #26

    Giggsy92 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    4,077
    Romero
    Darmian Lindelof Rojo Shaw
    Herrera McTominay
    Mata Lingard Martial
    Rashford

    Subs: Pereira, Tuanzebe, Jones, Pogba, Mkhi, Ibrahimovic, Wilson/Gomes/someone

    Could really do with a few more options for those front four positions to allow us to rotate over Christmas. Reckon we'll see Pogba come on for the last half an hour or so be wouldn't be too surprised if he starts and is subbed off after an hour instead.
  27. Dec 17, 2017
    #27

    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,325
    Location:
    London
    No TVs in Bristol then?

    3rd world.

    I joke
  28. Dec 17, 2017
    #28

    dichinero Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    7,153
    Would love him to be in the squad.
  29. Dec 17, 2017
    #29

    JB08 Searches for nude pics of Marcos Rojo

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    6,067
    Location:
    Bristol
    Supports:
    Purchasing Kalidou Koulibaly
    They exist, but none of us can afford them, unfortunately.
  30. Dec 17, 2017
    #30

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    17,763
    Team should be...

    --------------Romero--------------
    Darmian--Jones--Rojo--Shaw
    -------Herrera-----Pogba-------
    Rashford-----Mata-----Martial
    --------------Lukaku--------------

    Subs: Pereira, Blind, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, McTominay, Lingard, Zlatan

    Not sure Zlatan is ready to start yet and there's an argument to get more goals for Lukaku, we know Mhkitaryan is out of the picture completely and while there's also an argument to not risk Pogba he may need the game time to build momentum before the weekend
  31. Dec 17, 2017
    #31

    Irish Jet Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,136
    Supports:
    Anyone but Rashford
    So god damn annoying that Pogba's ban ran for 3 league games and he's back for Bristol.

    Ah well. We should be resting all the key players ahead of the Winter period.

    Romero

    Darmian Lindelof Rojo Shaw

    Herrera McTominay

    Rashford Mata Martial

    Ibrahimovic​
  32. Dec 17, 2017
    #32

    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,426
    Mkhi must surely get a game, was only about this time last year he producing fantastic moments for us, can't believe we've truly binned him yet.
  33. Dec 17, 2017
    #33

    LeeFunK Full Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    England
    -----Romero---
    ---Darmian----Lindelof---Rojo-------Shaw------
    --Mctominay----Pogba-----
    -----Gomes-----Lingard------Martial---
    -----Zlatan---​
  34. Dec 17, 2017
    #34

    Gerald G Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    6,960
    Location:
    Wardrobe.
    Romero
    Tuanzebe--Lindelof--Rojo
    Darmian--McTominay--Pogba--Shaw
    Rashford--Ibrahimovic--Martial

    subs: Pereira, Jones, Blind, Herrera, Lingard, Mata, Chong.

    If Ibrahimovic isn't fit enough to start then bring in Jesse and start Rashford up top. If Mkhi was available I would be starting him ahead of Ibra and putting Rashford up top.

    Pogba comes off after 55 - 60 mins please.​
  35. Dec 17, 2017
    #35

    BootsyCollins Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,440
    Location:
    Under the roof, above the clouds
    Hope to see :
    ---------------Romero----------------
    Darmian--Tuanzebe--Victor--Shaw
    ---------Herrera--McTominay------
    Rashford-----Pogba-------Martial
    --------------Zlatan------------

    With youngsters on the bench to.
  36. Dec 17, 2017
    #36

    el3mel Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    23,916
    Location:
    Egypt
    If Mikhi doesn't make the squad in this as well, then he's off in Jan and already negotiating with another club to leave, because there's no other way around.
  37. Dec 17, 2017
    #37

    rooney2009 Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,288
    Location:
    London
    Yay Pogback
  38. Dec 17, 2017
    #38

    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    42,214
    Location:
    Brizzle
    Couldn’t get tix for this which was expected but frustrating. Can’t wait though, should be a great atmosphere!
  39. Dec 18, 2017
    #39

    King Eric 7 Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2014
    Messages:
    770
    Think Jose will go strong for this one, as it won't be easy at all and is a good chance of winning Silverware again. I reckon Pogba will start but hope Matic and Lukaku in particular and maybe even Chris Smalling are given a rest.
  40. Dec 18, 2017
    #40

    Class of 63 Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    4,067
    Location:
    Back of Beyond
    Romero
    Darmian Lindelof Rojo Shaw
    Herrera Pogba
    Mkhitaryan Lingard Martial
    Ibrahimovic​

    De Gea
    Joe Riley
    Axel Tuanzebe
    Scott McTominay
    Tosin Kehinde
    Rashford
    Lukaku

    1-2 aet​
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.